The Premier League are ready to investigate the weekend’s postponements at Fulham and Portsmouth. The Guardian says we might face serious sanctions because Premier League clubs are supposed to have precautions in place to play games in temperatures as low as -3C, which should mean we’re okay as the temperature on Saturday was actually -4C.
The club are mounting a strong defence. The quote from the above article:
We didn’t get caught on the hop – had the weather been as it was forecast and as it was Friday and today [Sunday], the match would have gone ahead. But as it was, we took every precaution necessary.
The suggestion that Allardyce himself was responsible for Styles’ late pitch inspection seems wide of the mark as Rovers were actually on the coach heading to the ground when the game was called off.